34. Leading Literate Lives with Dr. Stephanie Affinito

Michele Schmidt MooreDesign Lessons Podcast

Hey Designers, Are you ready to design a happy, healthy, and creative season, then you will love this episode with Dr. Stephanie Affinito, the author of Leading Literate Lives. Stephanie provides us with 3 tips that will help us to design a creative summer and beyond. She shares with us how reading and writing can have some of the same … Read More

Write Your Book

Tim StephensonBlog, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Through the writing process, you can reflect on and discover who you are as an educator. It’s time to write your book! Writing can reveal why you teach and what practices draw students in and push them to their passions.  Write Your Book Let me tell you a little story that comes with a caveat. The caveat is you … Read More

5 Game Changers in Education

Steven WeberBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Each day, when we enter schools, we have the opportunity to create a game-changing moment for students. 5 game changers in education include formative assessments, learning targets, personalized learning, writing, and student-led questions. When school staff focus on these five game changers, they will begin to see self-directed learners, contributors, and problem solvers. Have you ever witnessed a game-changing … Read More

Becoming a Confident Teacher-Writer

Donnetta NorrisBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Teachers who teach reading should read, and teachers who teach writing should write. Become a confident teacher-writer by getting a notebook, committing to writing every day, searching for opportunities to write, writing for yourself, and surrounding yourself with other writers. Teachers, ponder these two ideas. 1. Teachers who teach reading should be teachers who read. 2. Teachers who teach … Read More

Strengthening Students’ Reading and Writing Stamina

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Giving students time to read and write independently is a classroom routine that encourages students to become readers and writers. A book review script that students can use to share video book recommendations with peers is included. When students share their writing with an authentic audience, it empowers them and builds classroom community. Having students set their own reading … Read More